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McClement Makes Sense for Penguins

McClement Makes Sense for Penguins

August 30th, 2017 The Pittsburgh Penguins have invited 34-year-old forward Jay McClement to training camp. With Matt Cullen and Nick Bonino's departures, the team is in need of some depth down the middle and a hole to fill on the penalty kill. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has taken a patient approach to...
Rowney Poised to Grow in 2017-18

Rowney Poised to Grow in 2017-18

August 24th, 2017 Carter Rowney may be 28 years old and a Stanley Cup winner, but he will be entering the 2017-18 season as a rookie. That's because his 27 regular season games played in the 2016-17 season are just under the league minimum (32 games) to count as a full season. Despite Rowney only playing a...

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Notable Penguins Injuries Over the Years

Whether it has been due to the sheer number of games the Pittsburgh Penguins have contested in the previous seasons, or by some other force of nature, the team has made as many headlines for the injuries they have sustained as the success they have achieved. At the conclusion of the... August 3rd, 2017

3 Remaining Questions for Penguins this Summer

The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up their last remaining restricted free agent, wing Conor Sheary, on Sunday. Pittsburgh and Sheary agreed to a three-year, $9-million deal, giving him an annual cap hit of $3 million. With this signing, the Penguins will bring back 12 guys that played in both of... July 31st, 2017

Health Is Key to Penguins Defense

The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up the final piece of their blue line last week, signing 25-year-old Brian Dumoulin to a six-year, $24.1 million deal. The contract will keep Dumoulin in Pittsburgh through the 2022-23 season. It also means that five-sixths of the Penguins' defense is signed for... July 30th, 2017

Antti Niemi's Best Perfomances

In the wake of the NHL's first expansion draft in 17 years, the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves with a large hole to fill in the roster, and Finnish goaltender Antti Niemi found himself a free agent. The Penguins didn't have to wait long to find a suitable replacement for Marc-Andre Fleury... July 30th, 2017

Dumoulin's Contract Makes Sense

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin finally signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 24, narrowly avoiding arbitration with a doozy of a contract. The six-year deal not only pays him over $4 million a year but also locks him on with the team for longer than any player other than Sidney Crosby himself. In... July 28th, 2017

Josh Archibald's Deal Could Pose Problems

On July 12, forward Josh Archibald signed with the Penguins for a two-year contract at just over the league minimum. The contract isn’t inherently a bad idea. Archibald has shown promise with the Penguins, laying his fair share of determined hits whenever he gets ice time. His puck-handling... July 16th, 2017